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How to Become Organized

Overwhelmed by the clutter in your room? Can’t find those keys you just placed somewhere above the desk or the drawers? Can't find your items in the kitchen? Do you find that you don’t have enough time to do this and that?

Organizing your home can seem like a daunting task. But with a few simple tricks, you can create an organized home in no time. In this article you will find some easy tips to get you started. 

Well, it’s about time to learn to be organized!

Where do we start?

How to become organized could be easy, if you are up for it. You have to be patient with the changes in your routine and you should keep it. Now, where do you start? First things that you need are pen and paper. List all of the things you have to accomplish for the day. If you are planning to organize your schedule, check first the things you have to do daily. An organizer is a handy tool on how to become organized. With this, you can keep track of things you have to do on a certain date. Have a checklist of things to be accomplished for the day to keep track of tasks you still have to work on. Set your priorities. Going to your monthly check up would be more important than hanging out in your favorite bowling alley.

A smart phone is a useful aid in how to be organized:

Having a smart phone can also help you organize your schedule. Since most people would bring their mobile phones with them, a smart phone is a useful aid in how to be organized. Make use of the available applications on your smart phone such as reminders or notes. This is favorable to you if you have no paper and pen in hand.

If you are always in front of your computer, if you have a sidebar which lets you type in some notes, do so. Post it notes is also an option. You can post it on the places where you need to do something. Just don’t forget to remove them afterwards so you won’t be confused.

About the mess in the room

Now what can you do about the mess in your room? Maybe you need to buy new drawers, bag holders, folders, boxes or pencil holders. The first step in organizing your room is cleaning it first. Your cluttered stuff should be kept in a box first. Then do your cleaning. Throw away things you won’t need (if you can, recycle them). Put displaced stuff where they belong. If you got lots of paper, sort them by their use. Then, according to the level of their importance, put them in separate folders or envelopes. Small stuff like buttons, batteries, paper clips and others can be tucked away in small boxes (keep same things together). Label them so that you can find what you are looking for fast. You can do the same for other items.

Once you have organized your room, make it a habit. Always put things you used where you got them. Then, be consistent on being organized!

Kitchen should be well-organized

One of the most common problems you may encounter in the kitchen is that you have a little room resulting you to have a little space. Here are some helpful tips which you can use to stop the annoying dilemma of always finding what you need:

  1. Draw the pantry closer to you – this will prevent the items from falling down. It must be installed perfectly to be able to avoid hassles.
  2. Take cabinets to the top – this kind of design will not just provide you with enough space to move around, it will also provide you with a cozy design. Although it is difficult to reach, you will have a more spacious kitchen to roam around.
  3. Shift dry goods into airtight containers – you will be able to preserve them by putting them in sealed containers.
  4. Install wired wall grid to keep kitchen tools handy – you can store kitchen tools easily by simply hanging them.

Kitchen, being the central station of your home, should be well-organized. Always clean up your kitchen so you will be able to have more room to breathe. A well-organized and clean kitchen makes it very delightful in the eyes. You can also put on some wall ornaments to give accent and enhance the decoration of your kitchen

Redecorating your kitchen can be very exciting especially if you will use your creativity in working on it. Beautifying it does not necessarily mean spending a lot.

To sum up

Organized people are productive, efficient and effective. When we get organized, we feel good about ourselves. We feel happier, calmer, more in control of our lives, and more confident.

In conclusion, it takes a little bit of practice to become organized. But once you master it, the benefits are tremendous. Organizing your life means making time for the things that are important. It’s about prioritizing and scheduling your life to work with the things that are most important to you.

You have to make time for the things you love, even if that means giving up other things. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. This article will help you start planning and organizing your life. 

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Nilda Nora


I love writing about interior design. I am in love with achieving harmony at home to improve the well-being of my family. I usually write for the "Visitacasas" blog, both in Spanish and English, and personally answer the questions about home decoration of all our users.

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